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Dark olive/army green regulation Army jacket. Jacket is covered in pins and patches signifying rank, honors earned, regiment, and other accoutrements signifying the wearer's rank and branch.
This is a WWII Army Officer's regulation Jacket. The Maroon OSS pin on the left lapel is a a pin for veterans of Office of Strategic Services The T patch on the left and right sleeves means "Technician grade 2." The star over water patch means "Forces of Africa and the Middle East", and supposedly Greece, where Doundoulakis was stationed, was considered part of that area. The ruptured duck patch on the right breast is for Honorable Discharge. This silver diamond with wings pin on the left breast is a WWII Army Parachutist Airborne Badge The three gold stripes on the left sleeve are overseas service stripes. One was given for each 6 months, so Doundoulakis served overseas for 1.5 years total. The red ribbon with three white stripes on either side denotes good conduct. (See 2015.14.11) The pink ribbon with white stripes on either side is a Legion of Merit ribbon. The Legion of Merit (LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The decoration is issued to members of the seven uniformed services of the United States as well as to military and political figures of foreign governments. The Legion of Merit is sixth in the order of precedence of U.S. Military awards and is worn after the Defense Superior Service Medal and before the Distinguished Flying Cross.
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Uniform, Helias Doundoulakis Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10793. Accessed 03/23/23.